Cynthia, be as kind as fair: Bid me not with tears depart, 'Twas thy graces laid the snare, 'Twas thy beauty caught my heart. Let the world thy justice sound, 'Tis but common justice, sure! As thine eyes have giv'n the wound, Those sweet lips shou'd give the cure.
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- by (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809), "Duncan Gray", Hob. XXXIa. [baritone, violin, cello, piano, voice, and instrumental ensemble] [text verified 1 time]
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